The Mourning Bride

Satirical Print
early 19th century (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Caricature depicting two young women, seated, talking about a man who dozes in front of the fire. Lettered with title, 'When I took him for better or worse I judged that his prowess was small Still a little would soften my grief but Ma'am - he does nothing at all' and 'Pub. by McCleary 21 Nassau Street'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching, coloured by hand
Brief Description
Print by unknown artist
Physical Description
Caricature depicting two young women, seated, talking about a man who dozes in front of the fire. Lettered with title, 'When I took him for better or worse I judged that his prowess was small Still a little would soften my grief but Ma'am - he does nothing at all' and 'Pub. by McCleary 21 Nassau Street'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.08cm
  • Width: 35.24cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'When I took him for better or worse I judged that his prowess was small Still a little would soften my grief but Ma'am - he does nothing at all' 'Pub. by McCleary 21 Nassau Street' (Lettered with title and)
Credit line
Given by Mr. Geoffrey A. Whittall
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963
Collection
Accession Number
E.474-1955

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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